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Re^3: Taking a PDF library Open Source

by bitingduck (Chaplain)
on Mar 07, 2012 at 16:25 UTC ( #958321=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Taking a PDF library Open Source
in thread Taking a PDF library Open Source

It sounds like it might be useful for a side project I'm starting -- the XML to PDF conversion is appealing, and I'd at least look at it, likely use it, and be willing to take a shot at contributing to it. I'm mostly interested in being able to generate nice looking eBooks that would be generated by mostly non-technical people (which is why I'm interested in the XML). There are various open source things out there for editing and generating eBooks, but even the relatively mature ones seem fairly limited.

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Re^4: Taking a PDF library Open Source
by gwhite (Friar) on Mar 07, 2012 at 17:56 UTC
    You can see the doc at: Documentation and an output file created using the XML generation method at: Sample (the charts were created using the chart director library)

      That's pretty impressive-- it's well documented and looks like it's more flexible than others I've looked at (e.g. Booktype, which has an editor and things, but more limited layout).

      The page flow thing that you mention in the next post looks like it would have to be addressed a few different ways. I only had a little time this morning, but the XML to pdf mode looks like it wants the pages already defined, and probably the non-XML version doesn't.

Re^4: Taking a PDF library Open Source
by gwhite (Friar) on Mar 09, 2012 at 14:57 UTC

    Created a github for this project: Perl-PDF-LIbrary You are welcome to participate.

Re^4: Taking a PDF library Open Source
by gwhite (Friar) on Mar 07, 2012 at 18:23 UTC

    Page to page text flow is a big issue with this module and something that could be improved upon.


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